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Rapper Future Hendrix knows the importance of a good education. The "Mask Off" rapper is giving scholarships to new college students in Georgia amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The father-of-6 invited high school graduates to apply for the "I'm Still a Dreamer" Georgia COVID-19 Scholarship, funded through his FreeWishes Foundation, by submitting videos detailing how the global health crisis has personally affected their lives.

"You don't have to be in the perfect situation or come from the perfect background to reach for your dreams," Future shared in a statement. "Despite this COVID-19 pandemic, I encourage all dreamers to continue to dream big."

Applicants must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the grants, which are capped at $2,500. Submissions will be accepted until July 27. The lucky recipients will be announced on 4 August.

For more information visit freewishes.org/2020-scholarship-info.

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Professor Tip "T.I." Harris will join the faculty at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to teach trap music to CAU students this Fall.

T.I. will teach a class titled the Origin, Culture and Business of Trap Music at Clark University this Fall.

The university is partnering with the three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actor, producer, songwriter and entrepreneur to create an amazing experience for CAU undergraduate students this Fall, according to a press release.

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T.I. will be teaching alongside Dr. Melva Williams to bring an understanding of the origins of trap music.

"In higher education it is important that we challenge, empower and equip our students with the proper resources to excel," said CAU President George T. French Jr. "I believe the best way to do this is to understand their culture and create life-long experiences that will not only motivate our scholars but present them with opportunities to help them become globally competitive."

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"HBCUs have a vital role in our community and have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions," said T.I. in a press release. "Our national HBCUs continue to underscore the fact that we have always had to do more with less. I am excited to be partnering with Clark Atlanta University in my hometown – Atlanta."

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"I applaud their innovative approach to ensuring their students are educated beyond the traditional textbook curriculum. I am honored to lend my voice and unique experiences to the betterment of today's young people and to do my part to lift the legacy of historical black colleges and universities across the nation," T.I. said.

Trap Music is a sub-genre of hip-hop music and is a cultural phenomenon that involves a variety of art forms. The genre has been embraced worldwide, has been infused with other types of music and has become a part of everyday living. The effect of Trap Music is well known, but the business of Trap Music and its ability to enlighten and educate will be explored on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.

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A former Oklahoma Christian University recruiter who was fired for conducting a multicultural exercise at a high school says his reputation is destroyed.

Cedric Sunray, who is American Indian, conducted the exercise at Harding Charter Preparatory High School during a Feb. 24 assembly.

Sunray was let go within an hour after he lined up students based on their skin color and hair texture.

He said 'OK, everyone now line up from darkest to lightest skin complexion," said Korey Todd, who is in the 11th grade.

"He told us nappiest hair in the back straighter hair in the front," said 11th grader Rio Brown.

"I am embarrassed and ashamed and I am mad at what happened," said Oklahoma Christian University President Jon deSteiguer. He said he planned to visit the high school to speak with the students on Friday.

But Sunray defended his exercise, saying he was teaching how the students will be "valued and warranted" by society.

Sunray told News 4 that he conducted the same exercise 87 times this year. He called the exercise an "icebreaker."

"It's about breaking down all those walls," he said.

"I break the groups into four teams and then I say line up darkest to the front and lightest to the back," Sunray said. "From the largest afro to the tightest braid to the blondest with blue eyes. They all want to know they are valued and warranted. And that is what I provide."

Sunray said the negative press coverage destroyed his reputation as a college recruiter.

"It destroyed my reputation but my character won't change," he said.

Sunray tells News 4 that he already has a new job lined up at another metro university.

Wen asked if he would conduct the exercise again, he answered "Oh yes."

"I have been doing this exercise for years. We need to have these conversations."

He said the only thing he would do differently is give a more detailed explanation of the exercise upfront.

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A video that shows a Black University of Virginia student asking white people to leave a campus center has gone viral.

In the video that surfaced Wednesday afternoon, a Black woman with Caucasian hair weave down to her butt made a "public service announcement", saying she was "uncomfortable" by "too many white people" in the Multicultural Student Center.

Claiming it is a "space for people of color," the woman urged all white people to leave the building.

"If y'all didn't know, this is the MSC, and frankly there's just too many white people in here," she shouted.

"This is a space for people of color. So just be really cognizant of the space you're taking up, because it does make some of us POC's (people of color) uncomfortable when we see too many white people in here. It's only been open for four days and frankly there's the whole university for a lot of y'all to be at and there's very few spaces for us. So keep that in mind. Thank you."

The video ends with a round of applause.

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The video was originally tweeted by a student with the username WUF (@WafaFlofa_Flame), who referred to white students as "a bunch of infiltrators" before deleting her Twitter account.

WUF identified the Black woman as Twitter user Aunty Ezinne (@easily_ezzy), who delighted in the attention she received -- until she made her page private on Wednesday afternoon.

In screen captures by theCollegeFix.com, Aunty Ezinne tweeted: "Why did I smack my lips like that when I said white people" and "Y'all should have seen how quick the WHITE people packed their bags and left!"
 

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The president of a historically Black college in Mississippi has resigned after he was arrested in a prostitution and drug sting.

William Bynum Jr., who was president of Jackson State University since 2017, resigned after he was busted along with 15 other people for "procuring the services of a prostitute, false statement of identity and possession of marijuana," according to the Clarion-Ledger.

The Clinton Police Department conducted a prostitution sting and arrested multiple suspects, including Jackson, WJTV.com reported.

Jackson State University professor Shonda McCarthy, 46, was also arrested for procuring the services of a prostitute and marijuana possession while operating a motor vehicle.

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Sheena Stanford, 35, and several other suspects were charged with "promoting prostitution."

Detectives made contact with the suspects through various "dark web" services.

Bynum, a married father of six, resigned less than a week after another HBCU president was fired for his role in an admissions scandal.

Dr. Austin Lane was terminated early Wednesday for allegedly allowing an unqualified student to be admitted to Texas Southern's law school.

The JSU board will convene an emergency meeting to discuss appointing an interim president.

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Officials from the University of Kansas apologized for rapper Snoop Dogg's offensive show as part of their annual Late Night evenings of skits, music and entertainment.

The 47-year-old rapper, who also goes by the stage name Snoop Lion, delivered a 35-minute set to celebrate the start of basketball practices at the school.

He and his voluptuous crew of pole dancers performed unedited versions of his hits including "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot".

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As Snoop and the pole dancers performed, fake $100 bills featuring the rapper's face were fired over the heads of players and recruits, WENN.com reports.

It was all too much for some of the basketball team's fans and school alumni - some of who never heard of Snoop Dogg - and expected a clean, wholesome, family show.

The university's red-faced athletic director Jeff Long was forced to apologize profusely to the upset fans. Long insisted the institution of higher learning "expected a clean version of the show".

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"We made it clear to the entertainers' managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show," Long said in a statement.

He added: "I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening."

The Late Night event is a 35-year tradition, with rappers including Tech N9ne, Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz among the bold name rappers that have performed in recent years.

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Howard University students are at war with their rich neighbors who use the campus yard like it's a dog park. For weeks now the students have expressed their concern about neighbors bringing their dogs to soil the historical campus yard.

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